Graphics & Diagrams in Word 2013 for Windows

Word 2013 (Windows)    |    Intermediate
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You can draw attention to important information using graphics and diagrams in a Word document. Discover how to work with diagrams, charts, shapes, SmartArt, and importing items from Excel.


  • Creating a diagram
    Selecting & moving shapes
    Arranging your diagram shapes
    Inserting a smartart graphic
  • Inserting a chart
    Formatting your chart
    Labeling your chart
    Importing an item from excel


  • 6m 12s
    If you want to create a diagram in Word 2013, you are going to need to know how to use the application's shape tools. Among the various different predefined options available in the application are standard rectangle and ellipse forms, lines, and specific flowchart-orientated symbols and shapes. You can also create your own free-hand shapes. FREE ACCESS
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    Word 2013 features an extremely useful selection pane that can be used to select and arrange the shapes in your document. This can be very useful if you want to add structure to a complex diagram that you have created. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Arranging your diagram shapes in Word 2013 for Windows
    4m 38s
    If you want to ensure that your diagrams appear correctly, you are going to need to know how to adjust their positioning and relationship with other elements in your document. In Word 2013, you can change the layering of your objects, and even group your shapes using the canvas tool. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Inserting a SmartArt graphic in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 19s
    The SmartArt tool is a really useful tool if you want to add a professional looking graphic to your Word 2013 document. These graphics are predefined shape-based diagrams, but they are also highly customizable and can be modified quickly and easily. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Inserting a chart in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 49s
    A good way of presenting data or statistics in your document is to use Word 2013's chart function. Using these tools, you can manage your data table and adjust your chart type without having to use a separate spreadsheet application. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Formatting your chart in Word 2013 for Windows
    6m 12s
    Once you have inserted your chart, you can adjust its formatting and appearance. You can, for example, use Word 2013 to change the layout of your chart elements, adjust your chart area background, and even apply a border effect to make your chart stand out in your document. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Labeling your chart in Word 2013 for Windows
    4m 54s
    Information labels can be added to your Word 2013 chart to help your reader understand what they are looking at. You can, for example, add titles to your axes, switch off data series labels, and format your legend. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Importing an item from Excel in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 32s
    If you have already created a chart or table using a spreadsheet program, you can quickly transfer that data into your Word 2013 document. Once you have finished importing these items into your document, you can modify them as you see fit, and even ensure that the imported item remains up to date by linking it to the original spreadsheet file. FREE ACCESS


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